Waimānalo Limu Hui
Ho'ōla Hou I Ka Limu

A community asset
Born out of a dream from our kupuna, the Waimānalo Limu Hui was founded on November 10, 2017.  With just a few core members and help from across the state, our goal is to replenish the limu that once thrived in Waimānalo Bay. Where there was once limu in such abundance that children grew up playing with limu wigs as they swam in the ocean, today there is only but a few species remaining. We planned to grow limu but grew a community instead.
"Amazing work. Glad to have been a part. When’s the next?!!!"
- Christina Koth
"Beautiful Efforts..."
- Community Member Brandee Kalua
"Wow!!! This is fantastic! I would like to share with our keiki! Good work!
- Byrnn Mathews
Limu Restoration
The goal of the Waimānalo Limu Hui is to regrow the once abundant species of limu in Waimānalo Bay for the community to enjoy. By putting spore rich limu back into the bay, the hope is that the spores will spread and attach themselves onto the rocks and coral heads in the near by area and begin growing once more. The hope is to be able to do this with the different species that were known to grow in the bay. See our Limu page for more information on our efforts. 

Pāhonu Restoration
The Waimānalo Limu Hui has taken the lead in the restoration of the wall at Pāhonu. We've secured a permit to do the work for the next three years. Work began in July 2018 where we rebuilt approximately 300 ft. in a 4.5hr period with the help of between 250-300 rock wall builders, enthusiasts, and community members.  See our Pāhonu Page for more information on our efforts...